K P P Nambiar, founding Chairman of Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (Keltron) died on 1 July 2015 due to age-related illnesses. He was 86.
Nambiar is survived by wife Umadevi Nambiar, a son and a daughter.
About K P P Nambiar
• A native of Kannur in Kerala, Nambiar was credited with setting up India’s first state-run electronics venture Keltron and India’s first IT park Technopark.
• He started his career at Bharat Electronics and later worked with Texas Instruments in England and Tata in Mumbai.
• He also served as the chairman of the Indian Telephone Industries from 1986 to 1988.
• He was the president of the World Malayalee Council.
• Nambiar was honoured with Padma Bhushan award in 2006.